(Closed) Acne Fighting Products?

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Post # 3
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My sister had great success with Proactive. I know people have mixed reviews.

Post # 4
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I use salyclic acide instead of benzoyl peroxide,  It’s gentler on my skin and doesn’t cause as many problems for me.  I use oil control products to keep my breakouts at bay.

Post # 5
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Burt’s Bees facial cleanser worked miracles with my skin. I didn’t realize how sensitive my skin was until I started washing with a product with less chemicals. No more redness and splotchiness! I use their pomegranate night cream and will occasionally use Bliss’s pore perfect face mask.

Post # 7
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Also I’ve found that the Oil of Olay with SPF tends to make me get breakouts. 

Post # 8
4793 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Aveeno Active Naturals products work really well for me, and you can get them at Walmart and Target. 

Post # 9
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Have you been to acne.org? They sell benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, as apparently studies have shown that it’s just as effective as higher percentages, without the harsh skin side effects. They also sell an AHA lotion which is AMAZING!!! It’s also a lot cheaper than the drugstore brands. (The AHA will definitely help your scarring, too! It did for me.) 

After a lot of struggle with my skin, I finally found a routine that works for me! 

I wash my face twice a day with Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Cleanser/Mask. I then use a thin layer of the benzoyl peroxide 2.5% lotion. At night, I follow this step with the AHA lotion, and then Aveeno ultra-calming daily moisturizer. In the morning, I skip the AHA and just use the lotion after the benzoyl peroxide. 

For years, I struggled with oily, red, irritated skin…..since I’ve started this regimen, I have maybe one pimple every three months or so. 

I use everydayminerals foundation, which is really gentle, and when I’m feeling oily, I use these blotting powders I get from sally beauty http://www.sallybeauty.com/blotting-tissue/PLADIO5,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH (side note- these are the only blotting papers I’ve ever used that don’t mess up my makeup!!!!!!!!)


Post # 10
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My issue isn’t my face, but my shoulders and upper back. I went back on BCP’s soon after our engagement to help with this and I’ve been using Clinique’s acne wash on my face and upper-back/shoulders. My skin’s managed to stay pretty clear, but I would like any suggestions on spot treatment for the week of the wedding in case I get any blemishes. There’s nothing cute about wearing a strapless gown with my hair up and having a big blemish on my back.

Post # 12
8473 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

The only thing that has ever helped me were prescription meds. I see my dermatologist once a month. I use the cleanser and moisturizer he sells in the office. 

Post # 13
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I use:

  • Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser (morning and night)
  • Dickinson’s Witch Hazel (as a toner)
  • Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Seal-to-Clear Gel or Oil-Free Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment — whichever I manage to pick up at the time (both Salyclic Acid). I use it in the morning.
  • Clearsil Adult Acne Treatmeant (a sulfur product) which I use at night.

Thankfully this keeps my skin great-looking. I have had mild but persistent acne since I was a teen, and am really contemplating Accutane.

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